Thursday, June 12, 2008

YTU in '08

Piper was hardly able to sleep during the week leading up to first day of Theatre School. She was SO excited. On Friday June 6, there was a little orientation for students and parents. They had to go over all the rules, get class schedules...and most importantly get their 2008 T-shirts. We were especially excited because this is Piper's first year in the pre-teen session, she gets to go from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. This is her schedule:

9:00 - 9:30 Announcements and Warm ups
9:30 - 11:00 "Red Company" Musical Theatre
11:00 - 12:00 Clowning
12:00 - 1:00 Lunch
1:00 - 2:00 Improv.
2:00 - 3:30 "Red Company" Musical Theatre

In her "Red Company" class they do a big "scene" at the end of camp. All of the girls in the class were VERY excited to find out that they were doing "Annie!" They will be singing; "Maybe," "Hard Knock Life," "You're Never Fully Dressed," and "Tomorrow." Piper's friend Robin got the part of Annie, and Piper is very ecstatic to be playing Tessie. You also may know that character as the orphan that always says, "Oh my goodness, oh my goodness." In the morning class they practice lines and blocking and in the afternoon class the practice songs and choreography.

In clowning, they learn how to be a clown, and in improv, they learn how to do improv. Eb is her teacher for both of those classes. You may remember Eb from this post. He is an incredible actor and great with the kids.

Lunch is a pretty big deal because they get to choose from about six places where they are going to eat. So far it has been, "The Sev," "Einsteins," and "Subway." She can also take a home lunch, but still go to one of those places.

I know that I have said this 100 times before, but I will keep saying it. The West Institute (the building where Theatre School is & any YTU thing ie: Captain Bree, Honk & Charlotte's Web) is such a familiar and comfortable place for me, even still after having been there a lot this past year, it brings back some of the best memories of my life, even the smell makes me smile. Around each corner and in every nook and cranny of that building, there lies a memory...a good one. And it seems like each time I am there, I have a different memory that makes me happy.

I hope that Piper will always remember this time in her life and I hope that her memories are as Poignant as mine are. I have a feeling she is going to have a lot more of them than I have. I didn't start Theatre School until I was 9 or 10. She was 5.

Anyway, this post is our entry from last year, it also shows pictures of previous years T-shirts. This, is this years. I really like it.

I only got a couple of pictures of her first day, but I think that they are adorable, so here they are:

This is just a cute picture of her in the car on the way to Theatre School on Tuesday, the second day.